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PETE ROZELLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Memories of 50 Super Bowls and how the game was named

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Norma Hunt was buying some gifts for her young children in a Dallas toy store when she came across some balls that bounced so high they could go over a small house. Her husband, the late Lamar Hunt, noticed what fun the kids were having with the Super Balls, shortly before the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs went to a league meeting. The rest, as they say,...
Via Associated Press
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The accidental invention of the 'Super Bowl'

In 1853 a man named George Crum worked as a chef in a Saratoga Springs, N.Y. restaurant when one particular customer would not stop complaining about how his French fries were too soggy and thick.Attempt after attempt was made to satisfy the customer, but to no avail. Tired and testy, Crum sarcastically shaved his French fries down to a paper-thin width, boiled them to a crisp and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers cited as top public relations staff

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the Pete Rozelle Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for having the most efficient public relations staff in the NFL. The award, named for the NFL commissioner from 1960-89, is given to the club public relations staff that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media. Rozelle himself was...
Via Associated Press
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Win Pete Rozelle Award

The Pro Football Writers of America announced today the Pittsburgh Steelers were selected for the 2015 Pete Rozelle award, given annually to the best public relation’s staff in the league. The group consists of Burt Lauten, Ryan Scarpino, and Dom Rinelli. Congrats to @Steelers PR staff of @SteelersPRBurt @drinelli & @RyanScarpino for their Rozelle Award. […] Steelers Win...
Via Steelers Depot
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers PR Staff Nominated for Pete Rozelle Award

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ public relations staff comprised of Burt Lauten, Ryan Scarpino, and Dom Rinelli, are on of five groups nominated for The Pete Rozelle Award. The news was first reported by The Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Ed Bouchette. @steelers C @MaurkicePouncey #NFLTop100 pic.twitter.com/Qqe0ILQCLn — NFL Network (@nflnetwork) May 14, 2015 The award, originated in 1990...
Via Steelers Depot
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

In Topsy Turvy Wibbly Wobbly NFL, Bucs are 2 games out of first place, 1 game out of #1 draft pick!

Pete Rozelle is watching football from heaven, smiling upon his dream of NFL Parity. Although I believe parity is less of a thing since the redistributing of teams in 2002, here are the Bucs in the middle of the most incredible turnabout season in years. If you think the Rams going for it yesterday takes the cake, look at the Bucs, who Bucs are chasing the Panthers, or are they...
Via Buc Stop
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Column: Goodell could have taken page from Rozelle

What a difference a commissioner makes. Pete Rozelle hadn't been on the job long enough to find the executive washroom when he faced a gambling scandal a half-century ago that could have sunk the NFL. League investigators had discovered star Green Bay running back Paul Hornung and Detroit Lions lineman Alex Karras were betting on games. The news had yet to break, and the young commissioner...
Via Associated Press
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Upon further review: NFL third-place games used to be a thing

"Upon further review" is a new recurring segment in which This Given Sunday analyzes quirks and fascinating tidbits from the NFL's history books.  This weekend in Denver and Seattle, two teams will be eliminated from the NFL playoffs. On Monday, those teams will clean out their lockers and go their separate ways before preparation starts for the 2014 NFL season.  But long...
Via This Given Sunday
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens must beat Bengals and hope for help to overcome Pete Rozelle's dream of parity...

It's playing out just as the late Pete Rozelle envisioned it...  PARITY... it would be a rare team that could re-PETE after winning a Super Bowl... And so the defending world champion Ravens find themselves at 8-7 having to knock off the 10-5 Cincinnati Bengals just to have a mathematical chance to qualify for the 2013 playoffs as a botttom seed.... and even then, they will...
Via Ravens Football Machine
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Biz Blitz: John F. Kennedy and the NFL, the league's delayed reaction to tragedy

Bottom Line: Sports heals most when people hurt worse. The ghost of Jack Kennedy haunts electronic America this week with the 50th Anniversary of his death this Friday, November 22. The bubble in the Bell Curve of blog readers is about 35 years old, so most networked Americans have no first hand memory of the president. Those of us of a certain age recall our every moment...
Via This Given Sunday
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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